United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2016

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United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2016

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All 27 Florida seats to the United States House of Representatives

  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 17 10
Seats won 16 11
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 1
Popular vote 4,733,630 3,985,050
Percentage 54.71% 45.21%

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The 2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida were held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 to elect the 27 U.S. Representatives from the state of Florida, one from each of the state's 27 congressional districts. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including President of the United States. A lawsuit challenging the districts under Florida's Congressional District Boundaries Amendment (Fair Districts Amendment) was filed in 2012 and was resolved in 2015. The results of the lawsuit will have major repercussions on the congressional races in Florida in 2016. The primaries were held on August 30.

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Redistricting lawsuit[edit]

This image shows the 2016-2020 court-ordered FL Congressional districts.[1]

In 2014, Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis threw out the congressional map for violating Florida's 2010 Amendment 6 to the state Constitution, commonly called the Fair Districts Amendment.[2] The ruling specifically applied to FL-5 and FL-10. Subsequent rulings by higher courts and concluding in the Supreme Court of Florida also struck down FL-13, FL-21, FL-22 and FL-26, which also necessitated redraws of varying scale to the districts surrounding them.[3]

District 1[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Republican Jeff Miller has represented the district since being elected in 2001. Miller considered running for the U.S. Senate.[4] On July 30, 2015, Miller decided not to run for the open Senate seat and announced he would run for reelection.[5] In March 2016, Miller announced he would not run for reelection.[6]

State Senator Greg Evers had expressed his interest in running for this seat if Miller had run for the Senate.[7][8] In the August 30 primary, Matt Gaetz defeated Rebekah Johansen Bydlak, Cris Dosev, Greg Evers, Gary Fairchild, Brian Frazier, Mark Wichern, and James Zumwalt for the nomination.[9]

Endorsements[edit]

Rebekah Johansen Bydlak
Cris Dosev
Organizations
Matt Gaetz

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Cris
Dosev
Greg
Evers
Brian
Fraizer
Matt
Gaetz
Mark
Wichern
Other Undecided
Citizens for a Just Government March 24–25, 2016 436 ± 4.3% 1.5% 23.4% 2.5% 13.2% 1.1% 58.3%
25.0% 14.9% 60.1%

Results[edit]

Primary Election [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Matt Gaetz 35,689 36.12
Republican Cris Dosev 20,610 20.86
Republican Greg Evers 21,540 21.80
Republican Rebekah Johansen Bydlak 7,689 7.78
Republican James Zumwalt 7,660 7.75
Republican Brian Frazier 3,817 3.86
Republican Mark Wichern 1,798 1.82
Total votes 98,803 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidate[edit]

  • Steven Specht, law student and former Air Force intelligence officer[18] ran unopposed on primary day.[19]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida’s 1st congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Matt Gaetz 255,107 69.10
Democratic Steven Specht 114,079 30.90
Total votes 369,186 100
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

Redistricting significantly altered the 2nd, mainly by shifting most of Tallahassee's African American residents to the 5th District. On paper, this made the 2nd heavily Republican. Democrat Gwen Graham represented the district for one term after being elected in 2014, when she beat Republican incumbent Steve Southerland. She did not run for re-election.[21]

Democratic primary[edit]

Steve Crapps filed to run as a Democrat in the primary[22] as did former Deputy Attorney General Walter Dartland.[23]

The primary results were too close to call as of September 1, 2016. [19]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walter Dartland 30,115 50.11
Democratic Steve Crapps 29,982 49.89
Total votes 60,097 100

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Dunn won the primary on August 30, 2016.[19]

Endorsements[edit]

Neal Dunn
Ken Sukhia
Mary Thomas

Results[edit]

Primary Election [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Neal Dunn 33,886 41.38
Republican Mary Thomas 32,178 39.29
Republican Ken Sukhia 15,826 19.33
Total votes 81,890 100

Libertarian primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Rob Lapham, retired IT executive[31]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida’s 2nd congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Neal Dunn 231,163 67.32
Democratic Walter Dartland 102,801 29.94
Libertarian Rob Lapham 9,395 2.74
Write-ins 3 0.00
Total votes 343,362 100
Republican gain from Democratic

District 3[edit]

Republican Ted Yoho has represented the district since being elected in 2012, and ran unopposed. Businessman Kenneth McGurn also ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination.[32]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida’s 3rd congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ted Yoho 193,843 56.56
Democratic Kenneth "Ken" McGurn 136,338 39.78
No Party Affiliation Tom Wells 12,519 3.65
Total votes 342,700 100
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

Republican Ander Crenshaw has represented the district since being elected in 2000. On April 14, 2016, he announced that he will not run for re-election.[33]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

John Rutherford won the primary on August 30, 2016.[19]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Jay
Fant
Stephen
Kaufman
Ed
Malin
Bill
McClure
Deborah
Katz Pueschel
Lake
Ray
John
Rutherford
Hans
Tanzler
Undecided
University of North Florida August 4–8, 2016 600 ± 4% 2% 3% 5% <1% 10% 31% 13% 38%
University of North Florida June 28–29, 2016 403 ± 4.9% <1% <1% 2% 2% 9% 27% 13% 46%
St.Pete Polls April 19, 2016 440 ± 4.7% 6% 13% 49% 32%

Results[edit]

Primary Election [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Rutherford 38,784 38.66
Republican Lake Ray 20,164 20.10
Republican Hans Tanzler 19,051 18.99
Republican Bill McClure 9,867 9.83
Republican Edward "Ed" Malin 7,895 7.87
Republican Stephen J. Kaufman 2,419 2.41
Republican Deborah Katz Pueschel 2,145 2.14
Total votes 100,325 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Former Jacksonville City Councilman and former State Representative Eric Smith announced that he would run for the Democratic nomination.[37] On June 22, 2016, Smith announced that he was withdrawing from the race, leaving no Democratic candidates two days before the close of filing.[38]

Dave Bruderly, an environmental engineer who was the nominee for Florida's 6th congressional district in 2004 and 2006, qualified on the last day of filing.[39] and thus ran unopposed.[19]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida’s 4th congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Rutherford 287,509 70.18
Democratic David E. Bruderly 113,088 27.61
No Party Affiliation Gary L. Koniz 9,054 2.21
Write-in Daniel Murphy 11 0.00
Total votes 409,662 100
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Democrat Corrine Brown has represented the district and its various permutations since 1993. The court-ordered redistricting significantly altered her district. She had previously represented a district stretching from Jacksonville to Orlando. The new map pushed the 5th well to the north and west, and made it a more compact district stretching from Tallahassee to Jacksonville.

In July 2016, Brown and her chief of staff were indicted on charges of fraud.[40] In the Democratic primary--the real contest in this district--she was defeated by former state senator Al Lawson of Tallahassee.[41]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Corrine
Brown
LJ
Holloway
Al
Lawson
Undecided
University of North Florida June 27–28, 2016 400 ± 4.9% 30% 4% 27% 40%
St. Pete Polls April 25, 2016 524 ± 4.3% 42% 37% 21%

Results[edit]

Primary Election [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Al Lawson 39,306 47.59
Democratic Corrine Brown 32,235 39.03
Democratic LaShonda "L.J." Holloway 11,048 13.38
Total votes 82,589 100

Republican primary[edit]

Gloreatha "Glo" Scurry-Smith ran unopposed on primary day, August 30, 2016.[19]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida’s 5th congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Al Lawson 194,549 64.23
Republican Glo Smith 108,325 35.77
Total votes 302,874 100
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

Republican Ron DeSantis has represented the district since being elected in 2012. DeSantis ran for the U.S. Senate, initially creating an open seat, though, on June 22, 2016, he withdrew from the Senate race to run for re-election to the House.[42][43]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrawn
Declined

Endorsements[edit]

Fred Costello
Ron DeSantis
G.G. Galloway
Sandy Adams (withdrawn)
Adam Barringer (withdrawn)
Pat Mooney (withdrawn)
Brandon Patty (withdrawn)

Results[edit]

Primary Election [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron DeSantis 41,311 61.03
Republican Fred Costello 16,690 24.66
Republican G.G. Galloway 9,683 14.31
Total votes 67,684 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Results[edit]

Primary Election [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill McCullough 16,043 36.61
Democratic Dwayne Taylor 12,625 28.81
Democratic Jay McGovern 8,388 19.14
Democratic George Pappas 6,762 15.43
Total votes 43,818 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida’s 6th congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron DeSantis 213,519 58.57
Democratic Bill McCullough 151,051 41.43
Total votes 364,570 100
Republican hold

District 7[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Republican John Mica has represented the 7th District since 1992. However, since the Florida Supreme Court's 2015 redistricting decision, Florida's 7th District now includes all of Seminole County and northern Orange County, including downtown Orlando, Winter Park, and the main campus of the University of Central Florida. In 2012, when Mica ran for re-election, he won with 59% of the vote, his smallest margin of victory in twenty years. Mica ran for re-election and wound up unopposed in the primary election after John Morning ended his campaign in November 2015.[80][81][82][83]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Mica (incumbent) 38,528 77.16
Republican Mark Busch 11,407 22.84
Total votes 49,935 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Stephanie Murphy, a businesswoman, professor and former U.S. Defense Department national security specialist, ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination.[84]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida’s 7th congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephanie Murphy 182,039 51.47
Republican John Mica (incumbent) 171,583 48.52
No Party Affiliation Mike Plaskon 33 0.01
Total votes 353,655 100
Democratic gain from Republican

District 8[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Republican Bill Posey has represented the district since being elected in 2012. He previously represented the 15th district from 2009-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting. He ran for re-election.[85]

Democratic primary[edit]

Corry Westbrook, former legislative director of the National Wildlife Federation, ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination.[86]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida’s 8th congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Posey 246,483 63.11
Democratic Corry Westbrook 127,127 32.55
No Party Affiliation Bill Stinson 16,951 4.34
Total votes 390,561 100
Republican hold

District 9[edit]

Democrat Alan Grayson has represented the district since being elected in 2012. He previously represented the 8th district from 2009-2011, prior to the decennial redistricting. On July 9, 2015 Grayson announced he would run for U.S. Senate in 2016 rather than seek re-election. Grayson lost the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat to 18th congressional district Representative Patrick Murphy, who defeated Grayson and was declared the winner on August 30, 2016.[19]

Democratic primary[edit]

Darren Soto was declared the winner of the Democratic primary for the 9th District on August 30, 2016, defeating Valleri Crabtree, Dena Minning Grayson and Susannah Randolph.[19][87]

Endorsements[edit]

Susannah Randolph
Individuals
Darren Soto
Individuals

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Valleri
Crabtree
Dena
Grayson
Susannah
Randolph
Darren
Soto
Undecided
St. Pete Polls August 23, 2016 336 ± 5.3% 10% 33% 27% 19% 10%
Gravis Marketing (D-Grayson) June 10–13, 2016 554 ± 4.2% 31% 4% 11% 54%

Results[edit]

Primary Election [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Darren Soto 14,496 36.26
Democratic Susannah Randolph 11,267 28.18
Democratic Dena Grayson 11,122 27.82
Democratic Valleri Crabtree 3,093 7.74
Total votes 39,978 100

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Declined

Results[edit]

Primary Election [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wayne Liebnitzky 22,725 67.56
Republican Wanda Rentas 10,911 32.44
Total votes 33,636 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida’s 9th congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Darren Soto 195,311 57.48
Republican Wayne Liebnitzky 144,450 42.52
Total votes 339,761 100
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

Republican Daniel Webster has represented the district since being elected in 2012. He previously represented the 8th district from 2011 to 2013, prior to the decennial redistricting. However, after redistricting made the 10th substantially more Democratic, Webster opted to run in the neighboring 11th District, which included a slice of his former territory.[103]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Geoff LaGarde[104] withdrew his name from the race on June 24, and endorsed Thuy Lowe for the nomination. Lowe was declared the nominee, and no Republican primary was held.[105]

Democratic primary[edit]

Val Demings, former Orlando Police Chief and nominee for the 10th congressional district in 2012, was declared the winner of the Democratic primary for the 10th District on August 30, 2016.[106]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Results[edit]

Primary Election [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Val Demings 23,260 57.12
Democratic Geraldine F. Thompson 8,192 20.12
Democratic Bob Poe 6,918 16.99
Democratic Fatima Rita Fahmy 2,349 5.77
Total votes 40,719 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida’s 10th congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Val Demings 198,491 64.87
Republican Thuy Lowe 107,498 35.13
Total votes 305,989 100
Democratic gain from Republican

District 11[edit]

Republican Rich Nugent represented the district since being elected in 2011 (it was numbered as the 5th district from 2011-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting). He is not seeking re-election.[111]

Republican primary[edit]

On the Republican side, Nugent's former chief-of-staff Justin Grabelle ran.[111] 10th District congressman Daniel Webster ran against Grabelle in the Republican primary for the 11th; Webster was declared the primary winner on August 30, 2016.[19][103]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Daniel Webster 52,876 59.81
Republican Justin Grabelle 35,525 40.19
Total votes 88,401 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Businessman Dave Koller, who was the Democratic nominee in 2014, ran unopposed in the 2016 primary.[112]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida’s 11th congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Daniel Webster 258,016 65.37
Democratic Dave Koller 124,713 31.60
No Party Affiliation Bruce Ray Riggs 11,990 3.04
Total votes 394,719 100
Republican hold

District 12[edit]

Republican Gus Bilirakis has represented the district since being elected in 2012. He previously represented the 9th district from 2007-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting.

Attorney Robert Tager ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination.[113]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida’s 12th congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gus Bilirakis 253,559 68.59
Democratic Robert Matthew Tager 116,110 31.41
Total votes 369,669 100
Republican hold

District 13[edit]

Republican David Jolly has represented the district since being elected in a special election in 2014. Jolly ran for the U.S. Senate, initially creating an open seat, though, on June 17, 2016, he withdrew from the Senate race to run for re-election to the House, citing "unfinished business."[114]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Declined

Results[edit]

Primary Election [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Jolly 41,005 75.10
Republican Mark Bircher 13,592 24.90
Total votes 54,597 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrew
  • Eric Lynn, political consultant and former White House Middle East policy adviser and Pentagon official (running for State House)[123][124]
Declined

Endorsements[edit]

Charlie Crist
Eric Lynn (withdrawn)

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
David
Jolly (R)
Charlie
Crist (D)
Undecided
St. Pete Polls October 10, 2016 1,280 ± 2.7% 42% 48% 10%
St. Pete Polls September 18, 2016 739 ± 3.6% 46% 42% 12%
Data Targeting (R-Jolly) September 8–10, 2016 300 ± 5.7% 46% 46% 8%
ALG Research (D-Crist) July 12–17, 2016 501 ± 4.4% 38% 50% 12%
St. Pete Polls June 9, 2016 746 ± 3.6% 44% 44% 12%
Public Policy Polling (D-Crist) June 6–7, 2016 1,030 43% 46% 11%
McLaughlin & Associates (R-Jolly) June 1–2, 2016 400 ± 4.9% 50% 38% 12%

Results[edit]

Florida’s 13th congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charlie Crist 184,693 51.90
Republican David Jolly 171,149 48.10
Total votes 355,842 100
Democratic gain from Republican

District 14[edit]

Democrat Kathy Castor has represented the district since being elected in 2012. She previously represented the 11th district from 2007-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting. Businesswoman Christine Quinn is challenging Castor as a Republican.

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida’s 14th congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathy Castor 195,789 61.79
Republican Christine Quinn 121,088 38.21
Total votes 316,877 100
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

Republican Dennis A. Ross has represented the district since being elected in 2012. He previously represented the 12th district from 2011-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting. Jim Lange is challenging Ross as a Democrat.

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida’s 15th congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dennis A. Ross 182,999 57.46
Democratic Jim Lange 135,475 42.54
Total votes 318,474 100
Republican hold

District 16[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Jan Schneider
  • Brent King

Results[edit]

Primary Election [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jan Schneider 31,387 76.24
Democratic Brent King 9,782 23.76
Total votes 41,169 100

Republican primary[edit]

Republican Vern Buchanan has represented the district since being elected in 2012. He previously represented the 16th district from 2009-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting. Buchanan ran for re-election.[133] Buchanan had previously considered running for the U.S. Senate instead.[134]

Attorney Jan Schneider and airline pilot Brent King are running for the Democratic nomination.[135]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vern Buchanan 53,706 80.63
Republican James Satcher 12,900 19.37
Total votes 66,606 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida’s 16th congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vern Buchanan 230,654 59.77
Democratic Jan Schneider 155,262 40.23
Total votes 385,916 100
Republican hold

District 17[edit]

Republican Tom Rooney has represented the district since being elected in 2012. He previously represented the 13th district from 2007-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting. Rooney considered running for the U.S. Senate, but decided to run for re-election instead.[136]

Businesswoman April Freeman ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination.[137][138]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida’s 17th congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Rooney 209,348 61.82
Democratic April Freeman 115,974 34.24
No Party Affiliation John W Sawyer, III 13,353 3.94
Total votes 338,675 100
Republican hold

District 18[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Democrat Patrick Murphy has represented the district since being elected in 2012. On March 23, 2015, Murphy announced he would run for U.S. Senate rather than reelection, creating an open seat. Murphy defeated Alan Grayson in the primary on August 30, 2016, and faced Marco Rubio in the November general election.[139] Rubio defeated Murphy.[140] Republican Brian Mast, a former U.S. Army bomb technician[141] and Democrat Randy Perkins, founder and CEO of Ashbritt[142] won their parties' respective primary elections on August 30, 2016.[143] Mast defeated Perkins in the general election.[144]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Randy Perkins 27,861 60.37
Democratic Jonathan Chane 14,897 32.28
Democratic John (Juan) Xuna 3,394 7.35
Total votes 46,152 100

Republican primary[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Carl
Domino
Mark
Freeman
Brian
Mast
Rebecca
Negron
Undecided
The Logit Group (R-Mast) August 4–7, 2016 364 ± ?% 10% 18% 39% 19% 14%

Results[edit]

Primary Election [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Mast 24,099 37.98
Republican Rebecca Negron 16,242 25.60
Republican Mark Freeman 10,000 15.76
Republican Carl J. Domino 7,942 12.52
Republican Rick Kozell 4,334 6.83
Republican Noelle Nikpour 835 1.31
Total votes 63,452 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Randy
Perkins (D)
Brian
Mast (R)
Carla
Spalding (I)
Undecided
McLaughlin & Associates (R) October 11–13, 2016 400 ± 4.9% 40% 47% 6% 7%

Results[edit]

Florida’s 18th congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Mast 201,488 53.60
Democratic Randy Perkins 161,918 43.07
No Party Affiliation Carla Spalding 12,503 3.33
No Party Affiliation Marilyn Holloman 9 0.00
Total votes 375,918 100
Republican gain from Democratic

District 19[edit]

Republican Curt Clawson has represented the district since being elected in a special election in 2014. Clawson was mentioned as a potential candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2016.[145] In May 2016, Clawson announced he would not seek a second term.[146]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Republicans running for their party's nomination include Sanibel councilman Chauncey Goss,[147][148] businessman and former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican[149] Francis Rooney[150][151] and former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino.[152]

Potential candidates included Republicans Paige Kreegel, Fort Myers Councilman Tom Leonardo, and former State Representative Tom Grady,[148][153] as well as Democratic businesswoman April Freeman, who was the party's nominee in 2014 for both the special election and in November.[154]

Endorsements[edit]

Dan Bongino
Individuals

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Dan
Bongino
Chauncey
Goss
Francis
Rooney
Undecided
Remington Research Group (R) August 4–7, 2016 364 15% 29% 45% 11%

Results[edit]

Primary Election [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Francis Rooney 46,821 52.73
Republican Chauncey Goss 26,537 29.88
Republican Dan Bongino 15,439 17.39
Total votes 88,797 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Robert Neeld ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination.[156]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida’s 19th congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Francis Rooney 239,225 65.87
Democratic Robert Neeld 123,812 34.09
Write-in David Byron 109 0.03
Write-in Timothy John Rossano 20 0.01
Total votes 363,166 100
Republican hold

District 20[edit]

Democrat Alcee Hastings has represented the district since being elected in 2012. He previously represented the 23rd district from 1993-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting. Hastings announced in November 2014 that he would run for re-election in 2016.[157]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida’s 20th congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alcee Hastings 222,914 80.31
Republican Gary Stein 54,646 19.69
Total votes 277,560 100
Democratic hold

District 21[edit]

Democrat Ted Deutch has represented the district since being elected in 2012. He previously represented the 19th district from 2010-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting.

Deutch considered running for the U.S. Senate, but decided to run for re-election instead.[158] If Deutch had run for Senate, State Senator Joseph Abruzzo was interested in running for this seat.[159]

As a result of 2015's statewide redistricting, incumbent Deutch will effectively be swapping seats with Lois Frankel, the current incumbent of the 22nd District. Deutch will seek election to the 22nd District seat while Frankel seeks election to District 21.[160]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida’s 21st congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lois Frankel 210,606 62.71
Republican Paul Spain 118,038 35.14
No Party Affiliation W Michael "Mike" Trout 7,217 2.15
Total votes 335,861 100
Democratic hold

District 22[edit]

Democrat Lois Frankel has represented the district since being elected in 2012.

Boca Raton businessman Joseph Bensmihen is challenging Frankel as a Republican.[161] Physician Marc Freeman had also filed to run as a Republican, but switched to run in the 18th district.[162]

As a result of 2015's statewide redistricting, incumbent Frankel will effectively be swapping seats with Ted Deutch, the current incumbent of the 21st District. Frankel will seek election to the 21st District seat while Deutch seeks election to District 22.[160]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida’s 22nd congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ted Deutch 199,113 58.94
Republican Andrea Leigh McGee 138,737 41.06
Total votes 337,850 100
Democratic hold

District 23[edit]

Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz has represented the district since being elected in 2012. She previously represented the 20th district from 2005-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Declined
  • Martin Karp, Miami-Dade School Board member[165][166]

Endorsements[edit]

Tim Canova
Individuals
Labor unions
Organizations
Newspaper Editorial Boards
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Individuals
Organizations
Newspaper Editorial Boards

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Debbie
Wasserman Schultz
Tim
Canova
Undecided
Florida Atlantic University August 17–19, 2016 400 ± 5% 50% 40% 10%
Global Strategy Group (D-Wasserman Schultz) July 31–August 1, 2016 400 ± 4.9% 59% 26% 15%
FM3 Research (D-Canova) July 27–28, 2016 400 ± 4.9% 46% 38% 16%

Results[edit]

Primary Election [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Wasserman Schultz 28,809 56.80
Democratic Tim Canova 21,907 43.20
Total votes 50,716 100

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Kaufman 13,412 73.05
Republican Martin "Marty" Feigenbaum 4,948 26.95
Total votes 18,360 100

Official campaign websites[edit]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida’s 23rd congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Wasserman Schultz 183,225 56.70
Republican Joe Kaufman 130,818 40.49
No Party Affiliation Don Endriss 5,180 1.60
No Party Affiliation Lyle Milstein 3,897 1.21
Total votes 323,120 100
Democratic hold

District 24[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Democrat Frederica Wilson has represented the district since being elected in 2012. She previously represented the 17th district from 2011-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting.

Retired NFL player and former U.S. Homeland Security agent Randal Hill challenged Wilson for the Democratic nomination.[188]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frederica Wilson 50,822 78.37
Democratic Randal Hill 14,023 21.63
Total votes 64,845 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Democrat Frederica Wilson was unopposed in the General Election.

District 25[edit]

Republican Mario Diaz-Balart has represented the district since 2012. He previously represented the 21st district from 2011-2013, as well as a different version of the 25th from 2003-2011, prior to the decennial redistricting. The Democratic candidate is Dr. Alina Valdes;[189] neither candidate will face a primary opponent.

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida’s 25th congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mario Diaz-Balart 157,921 62.36
Democratic Alina Valdes 95,319 37.64
Total votes 253,240 100
Republican hold

District 26[edit]

Republican Carlos Curbelo has represented the district since being elected in 2014.

Democratic primary[edit]

Annette Taddeo, nominee for Florida's 18th congressional district in 2008 and nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Florida in 2014, is set to challenge Curbelo as a Democrat.[190] Former U.S. Representative Joe Garcia, however, is seeking a rematch against Curbelo.[191]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Joe
Garcia (D)
Annette
Taddeo (D)
Undecided
GBA Strategies (D) July 11–14, 2016 400 ± 4.9% 40% 38% 22%
Expedition Strategies (D-Garcia) May 10–13, 2016 400 ± 4.90% 53% 28% 19%
ALG Research (D-Taddeo) April 2016 400 ± 4.4% 48% 27% 25%
Public Policy Polling (D) January 15–18, 2016 441 34% 24% 42%

Results[edit]

Primary Election [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Garcia 14,834 51.25
Democratic Annette Taddeo 14,108 48.75
Total votes 28,942 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida’s 26th congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carlos Curbelo 148,547 52.95
Democratic Joe Garcia 115,493 41.17
No Party Affiliation José Peixoto 16,502 5.88
Total votes 280,542 100
Republican hold

District 27[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has represented the district since being elected in 2012. She previously represented the 18th district from 1989-2013, prior to the decennial redistricting.

Results[edit]

Primary Election [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 30,485 80.48
Republican Maria Peiro 4,450 11.75
Republican David "Tubbs" Adams 2,945 7.77
Total votes 37,880 100

Democratic primary[edit]

US Army veteran Frank Perez, businessman Scott Fuhrman, and attorney Adam Sackrin are running for the Democratic nomination.[192][193][194]

Results[edit]

Primary Election [17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Scott Fuhrman 17,068 58.93
Democratic Frank Perez 7,087 24.47
Democratic Adam Sackrin 4,808 16.60
Total votes 28,963 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida’s 27th congressional district election, 2016 [20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 157,917 54.89
Democratic Scott Fuhrman 129,760 45.10
Total votes 287,677 100
Republican hold

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